Mayor urges big Hackney push for Olympic jobs

Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe has called on the people of Hackney to take full advantage of Olympic job opportunities as recruitment deadlines draw closer. Nearly 500 Hackney residents have already been offered jobs associated with the Games but there are still many more jobs available.

Thousands of jobs are available across catering, retail, hospitality, cleaning and other sectors but the opportunity to apply for the majority will close by the end of March.

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, said:

"Hundreds of Hackney people already have jobs that will be vital to the success of London 2012 but there are many more opportunities available. I want to be sure that as many local people as possible take the chance to play their part, benefit financially and experience first hand what will be the most spectacular event in the borough s history.

"These Games-time opportunities are also a great way to get experience and increase the chances of securing full time employment – our real ambition for the economic legacy of the Games.

"Application deadlines are getting nearer so I would urge anyone who is looking for work during Games-time or who wants to be directly involved in the Olympic Games to move quickly."

Employment advisers will be on hand every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Springboard Centre, Lower Clapton Road to provide support with the electronic application process.

For the latest news about London 2012 job opportunities and direct links to contractors and employers call On Site on 020 7275 7843 or visit Job Centre Plus. Vacancies are also available at

Notes to Editors:

1. Case studies of local residents who have already secured jobs for Games time are available. Contact Hackney Council press office for details.